Friday, 21 Feb 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas

Norway PM sets Monday deadline for junior partners to stay in government

OSLO, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Norway’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Erna Solberg has set a Monday deadline for the three junior partners in her coalition to decide whether they should remain in her government, she said late on Friday.

The four ruling parties are at odds over how to pay for investments in roads and public transport, and parties that want to stay in the cabinet must accept an ultimatum presented by Solberg if they want to stay in the cabinet, she added.

Foot Locker shares plummet 17% after earnings and sales miss

Foot Locker Inc. FL, -18.39% stock plummeted 17% in Friday trading after the athletic retailer reported second-quarter earnings and sales that missed expectations. Net income totaled $60 million, or 55 cents per share, down from $88 million, or 75 cents per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of 66 cents missed the 67-cent FactSet consensus. Sales were $1.77 billion, down from $1.78 billion in 2018 and below the $1.82 billion FactSet guidance. Same-store sales increased 0.8%; the FactSet outlook was for 3.2% growth. Foot Locker stock is down 21.2% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.34% has gained 16.6% for the period.

Here's a list of American products targeted by China's new tariffs

  • China announced Friday it will impose new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods in addition to restarting levies on American autos.
  • Electronics, which includes cellphones and semiconductors, is the biggest category of American imports into China.

China just slapped new tariffs on American goods. Here are the products that stand to be the most effected by the new levies.

China announced Friday it will impose new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods in addition to restarting levies on American autos.

The Chinese State Council said it decided to impose the tariffs of either 5% to 10% on either Sep. 1 or Dec. 15. China also added a 25% tariff on U.S. cars and a 5% on auto parts and components, which will go into effect on Dec.15.

Electronics, including cellphones and chips, is the category with the biggest value of American imports into China. Apple shares dropped 4%. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) slid 3.5% as Nvidia and Broadcom both fell around 4.5%.

Machinery is another large category of Chinese imports, which dragged down shares of Caterpillar 3%.

Following China's tariff announcement President Donald Trump ordered in a series tweets that U.S. manufacturers find alternatives to their operations in China, sending markets plunging.

NBA player Enes Kanter explains why he can't leave US

Boston Celtics’ forward: Turkey revoked my passport

Boston Celtics’ forward, Enes Kanter, on being banned from Turkey over his criticisms of the country and Prime Minister Erdogan.

Boston Celtics forward Enes Kanter is a Turkish national who has been publicly critical of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Because of that, he is not allowed to visit Turkey and fears he may be arrested if he leaves the U.S.

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“Erdogan regime is using its power to abuse human rights and there is no democracy and there is no freedom of speech in Turkey,” Kanter told the FOX Business Network’s “Varney & Co.”

Kanter says he has not been back to Turkey since 2015.

“People are asking me, 'where are you from?' I don't know what to say to them,” Kanter explained.

According to Kanter, he can potentially be arrested if he leaves the U.S.


“He (Erdogan) put my name on Interpol, so that’s why if I leave America, outside of America, I can be arrested,” Kanter said.

When asked if there were anything President Trump or the U.S. government could do on his behalf, Kanter responded, “If America put sanctions in Turkey, I think this is going to solve the problem.”


Man arrested following stabbing in Pictou County

A 20-year-old man is in police custody following a stabbing on Pictou Landing First Nation, N.S., on Thursday night.

Pictou County RCMP say at around 9:50 p.m., they learned a man had been stabbed following a fight with another man.

The 24-year-old victim sustained serious injuries, according to police.

Police say the suspect left the home, but was later arrested at a nearby store.

He remains in custody.

Police do not believe the stabbing was random, as the suspect and victim are known to each other.

Police did not say whether charges have been laid.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, here at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., opposes court-packing proposals. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed treatment for a malignant tumor that was discovered on her pancreas.

The Supreme Court announced Friday she “completed a three-week course” of radiation therapy that started on August 5. The “abnormality,” was first detected during a routine blood test in early July. A biopsy on July 31 found it to be a malignant tumor.

Ginsburg underwent surgery in late 2018 after cancerous nodules were found in her lungs. She has since returned to the Supreme Court.

The court also stated that Ginsburg “tolerated treatment well.”

“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the Supreme Court’s public information office said in the statement. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans.”

This story will be updated 

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